I took the week off from running and scaled back my work outs at the gym. When I attempted to run again on Monday, the four miles on the treadmill didn't go well. And ten minutes later, I got up from a routine strength training exercise and my leg gave out on me. I left the gym limping, frustrated and a little freaked out. A talk with the doc confirmed that I had overdone it on my nine mile run and that rest should theoretically eliminate the pain and get me back on track. However, he did warn that there is a ten percent failure rate with this surgery and told me I still have pain on Monday (in two days), to come back in.
I went for a test run today, only 4.6 miles and on a fairly flat course. And my knee deteriorated from feeling great to tightness pretty rapidly. I stopped and walked for some of the route and now that I'm significantly cooled off, the old familiar tightness and discomfort is setting in. Will you pray with me that this is just a bump in the road and that I didn't blow out the repair? I would hate to start from scratch all over again and am trusting God, the Great Healer, to lead us on the right path toward healing, whether that's scaling back on exercise or having it surgically repaired again.